Nkaissery rules out stepping down


Joseph Nkaissery
Late Internal CS Joseph Nkaissery

By Beth Nyaga

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has ruled out stepping down due to alleged extra judicial killings by police.

Nkaissery who has vowed to stay put said he has done nothing wrong to warrant his steeping down.

The National Civil Society Congress has however warned that it will take to the streets if he fails to leave office.

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NCSC further wants fresh police vetting saying the ongoing exercise has flawed.

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The Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Administration had earlier summoned Nkaissery over the alleged spate of extra judicial killings in the country.

The committee wanted Nkaissery to shed light on his plan to curb cases of senseless execution of innocent Kenyans by police even as it revealed that 71 persons have disappeared and died under unclear circumstances in 2016 alone.

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The Asman Kamama led committee demands full disclosure into what transpired before the disappearance and eventual killing of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.

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The committee wants a commission of inquiry set up to investigate the killings and more powers given to the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) to help deal with the issue.

Meanwhile, US based Federal Bureau of Investigations has been incorporated to assist in investigating the killing of lawyer Willy Kimani his client and driver late last month.


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